Eric Morecambe (1926-1984), Comedian
Eric Morecambe (Eric Bartholomew)
Sitter in 7 portraits
In 1940 Eric Bartholomew and Ernie Wise formed a friendship and began touring together. They made their debut as a double-act in 1941 as Bartholomew and Wise, soon after they changed their name to Morecambe and Wise after Eric's birth town. In 1961 the pair were given their own show, The Morecambe and Wise Show, which ran for seven years.